Buzzard’s Roost Releases New American Whiskey


January 24, 2024

Buzzards Roost American Whiskey bottle and glass SQUARE

Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey is kicking off 2024 with a new addition to its collection of bourbons and rye whiskeys: American Whiskey. The new release takes its place among the Buzzard’s Roost portfolio as a versatile, approachable whiskey crafted for cocktails as well as sipping.  

Proofed to 105 and with an SRP of $39.99, Buzzard’s Roost American Whiskey makes it easy for whiskey lovers and cocktail enthusiasts to experience Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskeys.

For its first American Whiskey, Buzzard’s Roost turned to its library of Char #1 barrels with proprietary toast profiles for secondary aging of this three-year-old sourced whiskey.

“We had great fun creating our first American Whiskey,” Buzzard’s Roost Master Blender Jason Brauner said in a news release. “We had our pick of our own whiskey-soaked barrels and the flavor profiles that each was designed for. We think we’ve come up with something that’s delicious as a sipper and will elevate any whiskey cocktail.”

Buzzard’s Roost CEO Judy Hollis Jones cited the benefit of not having to use new barrels, saying, “I love that we can get a second use out of our proprietary barrels. It’s a big plus from both environmental and economic standpoints. After a single use for secondary aging our other Buzzard’s Roost whiskies, these barrels still have plenty of flavor in them.”

Buzzard’s Roost American Whiskey has a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley, and is aged at least 36 months. It is available now for wholesale purchase, and is available at the Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience in downtown Louisville starting Jan. 24.

About Buzzard’s Roost

Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskey is an independent blender and bottler of whiskies crafted using pioneering techniques. Buzzard’s Roost whiskies stand out thanks to second barrel maturation including 18-month-seasoned oak barrels for intensified flavors and exclusive use of Char #1 over very specific toast levels to coax complex flavors from each barrel, leading to rye whiskeys and bourbons with flavors unlike any other. Buzzard’s Roost Sipping Whiskeys are currently distributed in 20 markets and Canada, and select products are available online and at the Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey Row Experience.